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Tag Archives: Wrongful Death

Products claim would have become negligent maintenance case – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a contractor who died in a workplace incident in a large factory in Southwest Virginia. What initially looked like a products liability case against the manufacturer of the machine that failed turned into a case against the factory ...

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Family lost three members in tractor-trailer wreck – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

A family lost its mother, father and grandmother in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer. The driver was alleged to have lost control in rainy conditions on a downhill grade killing all instantly. The driver consistently denied his negligence. There ...

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Family lost three members in tractor-trailer wreck – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

A family lost its mother, father and grandmother in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer. The driver was alleged to have lost control in rainy conditions on a downhill grade killing all instantly. The driver consistently denied his negligence. There ...

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Woman killed while walking through store parking lot – $3.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old female married with two children, was a customer at a store in Northern Virginia. The plaintiff had exited the store and was walking towards the parking lot using a marked pedestrian crosswalk. An operator of a Ford ...

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Man, stopped for traffic, killed in rear-ender – $1.45 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 60-year-old divorced man survived by his adult daughter, was fatally injured in an auto collision on one of the many Tidewater bridge crossings. Decedent, driving an old model sedan with a rear-mounted gas tank, was stopped for ...

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Northern Neck wrongful death case settles for $4M – $4 Million Settlement (access required)

On the night of Aug. 10-11, 2017, two friends, Graham McCormick and J. Randolph “Rand” Hooper went for a boat ride on Carter’s Creek in Lancaster County. The boat belonged to Rand’s father, Gary Hooper, who had given Rand permission ...

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Truck hit guardrail, left debris on highway, two killed – $845,000 Settlement (access required)

On April 1, 2014, a Nova Express tractor-trailer driven by Phillip Emiabata d/b/a Nova Express drove off the northbound travel lanes of I-81 in Wythe, crashed through the guardrail and came to rest on its side in the left southbound ...

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Loaded dump truck killed pregnant woman in wreck – $4.05 Million Settlement (access required)

This was a vehicular accident at a highly traveled intersection controlled by traffic signals. This accident involved a large, loaded dump truck weighing approximately 64,000 lbs. which struck a passenger car and killed a young woman who was approximately nine ...

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Woman killed by ‘tailswing’ of log on turning logging truck – $1.2 Million Settlement (access required)

Decedent’s vehicle was found pointing north in the median separating the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 29 south of Lynchburg. There was an approximately 8-foot section of pine log protruding from the windshield that appeared to have broken off. ...

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